The Galaxy International School last Sunday distributed meat to various families within Accra, Tamale, Cape Coast and Kumasi metropolis to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Adha celebration.
The school since its establishment in 2001 has been distributing food items to people within its catchment areas during Eid-ul-Adha celebrations.
The Managing Director of the school, Mr Mehmet Akmermer, said the gesture was in line with the school’s corporate social responsibility as well as in line with the principles governing the Eid-ul-Adha celebration.
He said the purpose of the celebration was to show compassion and good neighborliness to all and sundry, noting that beneficiaries were not only Muslims and that people from other faith were also given some of the items.
“The distribution of the meat was not only limited to Muslims but to all other religious bodies, orphanages, School for the deaf, dumb and blind, widows etc, in fact no one was left out,” Mr Mehmet noted.
He was of the view that festivals can only become real festivals when one shares their own joy, happiness and belongings with others, saying “It is only then that the true meaning of sacrifice is felt as one sacrifices whatever he orshe has with others.”
Some of the beneficiaries expressed their gratitude to the management of the school and encouraged the school to continue with the gesture, saying that even though most institutions are going through economic crunch during the COVID-19 period, the school still found it needful and thoughtful to perform this gesture.
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